Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

‘The best way to afford a suit is to get a job’

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Railway workers to add to French strike misery

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'What does the social unrest mean about France?'

Read more

THE DEBATE

Fallujah: Make or break, Iraq offensive led by Shiite militia (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Fallujah: Make or break, Iraq offensive led by Shiite militia (part 2)

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Social media turns ugly after Cincinnati zoo episode

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Hissène Habré is sentenced to life in prison

Read more

FOCUS

Victims speak out about alleged abuse by French priests

Read more

ENCORE!

Music Show: Emily Loizeau, Paul Simon, James Blake

Read more

An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2013-03-22

Cyprus Runs to Russia: the start of a New Cold War?

The papers are split on whether Barack Obama’s speech to Israelis was an engine for action or an excuse not to take any. Meanwhile, Cyprus is in search of a suitor, but what happens when she is driven into the arms of Russia? One paper warns of a possible new Cold War!

The New York Times cartoon says it all: it pictures Barack Obama needing the teleprompter to help him find warm words for Benjamin Netanyahu.

Theirs is not the warmest relationship, you see. While the papers agree he gave an outstanding speech to Israeli youngsters, they’re divided on how politically useful it will be.

The Economist calls it a "Corker of a Speech", saying it may provide the foundation for a new Middle East dialogue. That's not the view of The Financial Times, which laments a vast gap between Obama’s rhetoric and policy achievements.

Also, Cyprus is arousing increasing concern over the “Russian Connection”: The Daily Mail warns that if Cyprus falls into Vladimir Putin’s grip, “the West will have lost the first battle in the new Cold War.” Not the calm waters initially surrounding an island that produces 0.2 per cent of Europe’s GDP.

By Kyle G. Brown

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2016-05-31 labour law

'What does the social unrest mean about France?'

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 31.05.16: French papers continue to focus on the ongoing social unrest. The country is bracing itself for fresh strikes against the government’s new labour...

Read more

2016-05-31 Chad

Social media turns ugly after Cincinnati zoo episode

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 31.05.16: Papers across the world react to the trial of the former Head of State of Chad. Yesterday Hissène Habré was found guilty of crimes against...

Read more

2016-05-27 France

Salon's message to Republicans: 'You are stuck with him now!'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 27.05.16: Papers around the world focus on the social unrest in France, US President Barack Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima, Donald Trump's more...

Read more

2016-05-27 labour law

'Time Out': Le Parisien calls for calm amid social unrest

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 27.05.16: Papers are still dominated by the continued social unrest against the government’s contested labour reform. Le Parisien calls for calm before...

Read more

2016-05-26 Israel

Netanyahu's coalition: 'Israel's dark hour'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thursday, May 26: There are a lot of opinion pieces on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new coalition. Meanwhile, Amnesty International accuses...

Read more